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CrossCountry Mortgage Constructs Cleveland, Ohio, Corporate Campus

CrossCountry Mortgage, one of the nation's largest and fastest growing retail mortgage lenders, started construction of its $46 million corporate campus in the historic Superior Arts District in Cleveland, Ohio. The project is expected to create more than 600 full-time jobs.

The 168,000-square-foot campus at 2152-2160 Superior Avenue will feature a 4,600-square-foot training center where the company will help prepare thousands of participants to become next-generation mortgage professionals. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

"We are the quintessential Cleveland story, we have built this business from the ground up through hard work and a shared commitment to make the mortgage process easy, stress-free and rewarding," company founder and CEO, Ronald Leonhardt, Jr. said. "Like the tens of thousands of customers we help serve each year, we can't wait to move into our new home, located in an exciting and culturally rich neighborhood that has played a vital role in Cleveland's history."

Building interiors will be transformed from factory and warehouse spaces to an open, comfortable and highly collaborative environment. A 7,100-foot commons area will be illuminated by a 40- by 60-foot skylight. Other amenities will include a conference center, barista, grab-and-go food pantry, commercial kitchen that will be run by local restaurants and a 8,600-foot gym with a group fitness studio and locker facilities. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

"This is another outstanding example of continued progress toward the revitalization of an historic neighborhood and it brings new growth opportunities to Northeast Ohio," said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. "We appreciate the close collaboration with our partners and CrossCountry Mortgage to help the company continue its success in Ohio."

Made possible through support from the City of Cleveland, Team NEO, JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency, the headquarters project includes the restoration and renovation of four industrial buildings dating back to as early as 1913. The site is the former headquarters, packaging and warehouse facility for TAP Packaging + Design. The business was formerly known as The Chilcote Company, a manufacturer of paperboard products.

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